♡ 80 ( +1 | -1 ) Well...There are some interesting 1. e4 e5 systems in the Italian (1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4), although if you play the Ruy regularly, you might find the strategic aspects of the Italian a little tame by comparison. Some of the tactical operations can be interesting, depending upon the opening choice.
The Scotch is a basic "better middlegame for Black vs. better endgame for White" scenario: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 intending 5.Nxc6 to ruin Black's pawn structure without conceeding the two bishops as in the Ruy Exchange.
Then there are the various gambits, ranging from the relatively modest Goring Gambit (1. e4 e5 2. d4 exd4 3.c3 dxc3 4. Nxc3), to the more risky Danish 1.e4 e5 2. d4 exd4 3. c3 dxc3 4. Bc4 cxb2 5. Bxb2. And of course there's the risky 1. e4 e5 2. f4, the King's Gambit.
I'm sure there are plenty of other reasonable opening systems for 1.e4 e5; but these should get you started.
♡ 19 ( +1 | -1 ) Wasn't even aware...I wasn't even aware of such pawn sacrifices in the Scandinavian... interesting. But if you enjoy playing the Scandinavian as Black, the Center Game might be a decent fit for you as White 1.e4 e5 2. d4 exd4 3. Qxd4 Nc6 and 4. Qe3 or 4.Qa4.
♡ 24 ( +1 | -1 ) Idiot...Try purchasing a book on chess openings and learning various 1.e4 openings and deside for yourself which line to play... The Lopez (Spanish Game) is a fav of mine... There are many variations to the Lopez... Have you played most of the lines?...
♡ 31 ( +1 | -1 ) you are right a_professional_idiotEven I dislike playing against the Ruy Lopez and more so the French defence. I always used to play 1.e4 but now am also trying out 1. Nf3 at times to avoid the above. I then try out something like the King's Indian Attack. If you are a KID player from the black side, you should surely try out 1. Nf3 followed by g3,d3,Bg2 etc.